Contact: Rep. Mark Spreitzer, 608-237-9145
MADISON- On Thursday, Nov. 30, Rep. Spreitzer participated in his first hearing as a member of the Assembly Committee on Ways & Means. Rep. Spreitzer was appointed to the committee earlier this month by Minority Leader Gordon Hintz (D-Oshkosh). The Committee has been expanded to include four new members in order to help conduct a top-to-bottom review of Wisconsin’s tax code.
“Restoring tax fairness for the middle class is a top priority for me,” Rep. Spreitzer said. “Wisconsinites have lost trust in state government over the past 7 years through bad business deals, misplaced priorities, and $3 billion dollars in corporate giveaways. I want to help Wisconsinites regain trust in government by working to build an economy that works for everyone.”
Wisconsin, along with the rest of the United States, has learned that trickle-down economics do not work. Providing tax breaks to the top 1% rather than reducing the tax burden on the middle class does not boost the economy.
“In order to make Wisconsin thrive, we should cut taxes for the middle class, for working families, and for seniors,” Spreitzer added. “We must show Wisconsinites they can trust their elected leaders to do what’s best for everyone, not just for the special interests and those at the very top.”
The Assembly Committee on Ways and Means will have four new subcommittees that will examine specific areas of the tax code: Sales and Use Tax, Local Government Taxes and Funding, Excise Taxes and Fees, and Personal and Corporate Income Taxes. Rep. Spreitzer has been named to the Subcommittee on Sales and Use Tax.